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Summer Events Schedule

FREE Thursday summer evening entertainment, 4.40pm – 8.00pm.

Our FREE summer events programme returns offering more great family entertainment, including Covent Garden performers, local acts, bands and much more. Head Out, Not Home this summer and have some fun in Norwich.

29 June

 

16:40, 17:40, 18:50
London Street
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus
Secret Agents Honeymoon & Butterfly are on a mission. Using their extremely high IQs, ridiculous action suits, plunger arrows, and a huge stealth unicycle, they are saving the planet from boredom, one show at a time. An action-packed stunt-comedy show for all ages, will leave you shakin' with laughter, not stirred.

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate

JS & the Lockerbillies
Some people like to rock, some people like to roll, but movin and groovin's gonna satisfy your soul! JS along with his fantastic Lockerbillies are going to rock your socks off! With a collection of cult classics, shaking showstoppers and rocking rollers from the golden age of jiving the band will bring you a show like no other! With full dead ringer sets of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly and many many more, the JS and the Lockerbillies experience brings you a full evening of bopping for all ages!

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hill

Aphra (Sonic Youth)
Aphra is a 17 year old singer/songwriter with quirky social lyrics, catchy melodies and plenty of rhythmic guitar playing. She takes inspiration from Kate Tempest, Paolo Nutini and Kimya Dawson. 

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk

Sweetbeats
The SweetBeats blend sparkling vocals, luscious horns and deep dance beats, with a heady mix of original tunes, rare grooves and vintage dancehall classics. Always lively, they bring colour and fun to any gig, with a fantastic sound, The SweetBeats are sure to get you moving.

17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green
Timemachine
Timemachine are a party band playing upbeat favourites. They take well known songs and switch styles or arrangements to make them different. They’ve been described as "Like watching Madness on acid" We think that's a good thing (?).
6 July

 
16:40, 17:40, 18:50
Timberhill
Herbie Treehead
Herbie  Treehead's absurd comedy has taken him to 45 countries. Unhindered by reality, this cult figure of Edinburgh Fringe, Successful Failure of TV and Glastonbury,  creates his outrageous one man performance extravaganza out of nothing. Herbie conjures up a universe of mayhem, using some stuff he found in his back garden such as  scaffolding, balloons, a ladder, loads of rope, broken dreams and some ratchets straps to create his monumental structure of absurd danger and instability. With the help of the audience, a dash of music and a pantomime horse he will create a piece of timeless street theatre for all the family or end up in hospital again...which ever comes first.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate

Brass Monkeys
Influenced by jazz, blues, reggae, country, soul, folk… The Brass Monkeys have been reborn as a brassy band blowing an exciting mix of original material and classics. The band offers a reverent but iconoclastic take on the history of musical improvisation. 

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hill
Off the Wall and We’ll be Detectives (Sonic Youth)

At the age of 11, four friends got together to form ‘Off The Wall’. Nearly six years later inspired by, amongst others, ‘Queens of Stone Age’, ‘Arctic Monkeys’, ‘Reverend and the Makers’, and ‘Royal Blood’, Fin Clark, Adam Looker, Albert Wallace and Sam Warner have just released their third single ‘Got No Money’. The band have huge support from BBC Introducing Suffolk and have gigged extensively throughout East Anglia and London.  Their debut album set for release late in 2017.

We'll Be Detectives are a 3 piece alternative rock band hailing from Norwich, taking influence from Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Pile Up.

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk
Lovin’ Handful
Give a man a spoon and he can eat for a day. Give a man two spoons and he can join The Lovin’ Handful. This rowdy 8 piece Norwich based band play a mixture of new and old hit songs in a Skiffle /Americana style, destroying one decade at a time from Beyonce to Neil Young, from the Beatles to The Eels. Eight fingers make up this handful playing a mixture of guitars, banjo, double bass, mandolin, cajon, melodica, skiffle tree and anything else you can hit, slap or shake. 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green

The Swing CaravanThe Swing Caravan is a musical project inspired by the great tradition of Gypsy Jazz. Fusing Django classics with original swing interpretations, their only goal is to double the tempo and turn all jazz hot.

13 July

 
16:40, 17:40, 18:50
London Street

Corey
A polished all-round international performer, with a background in theatre, Corey combines circus, music and physical theatre to create an energetic and eccentric performance.  He has taken his madcap comedy circus delights across the world, with regular street shows at the world-famous Covent Garden. Enjoy a combination of high skill and audience interaction with a hilarious unicycle finale. 

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate
Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
A P & D weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. 
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hill

Catton Groove
Full details coming soon!

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk
Morganway
Hailing from Norfolk's rural outback, Morganway is a five-piece alt-country rock band with fire in its belly. Driving riffs, charismatic four-part harmonies and emotional song writing deliver a compelling live performance. 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green
Inlay
Inlay are a forward-thinking folk quartet based in Norwich. With the aid of fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion they blend traditional material with self-penned compositions. Over the last five years Inlay have performed at many of the UK's largest folk and traditional music festivals as well as touring extensively across the country. “Something for the traditionalist, something for the modernist - and something for you.”  - Bright Young Folk.
20 July

 
16:40, 17:40, 18:50
London Street
Groovy Guy
Cheeky humour combined with awesome juggling, circus and magic tricks, "Groovy" Guy Collins has been entertaining on land and sea for over 20 years. His comedy rope walking routine was judged by Penn Jillette to be so good he made him Winner of the Travel Channel’s TV talent show “Street Cred”. Whether he is making a banana magically appear while riding his 6-foot unicycle, rolling a crystal ball on his head, or juggling deadly sharp knives, there is sure to be laughter. 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate

Flesh and Bones
Flesh and Bones tries to find the heart and soul of music by exploring different folk based styles. They have a delicate acoustic sound that features recorder, trombone, banjo, double bass, guitar, accordion, piano and vocals as the four members switch instruments in order to create music that moves from Russian dances to classic American dust bowl ballads.

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hill

Broken Catalyst
More details coming soon!

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk

Rabo de Foguete
Rabo de Foguete bring the energy of Brazilian and other popular music combined with the power of a percussion section (or bateria). This 10-piece band brings you everything from Jorge Benjor and Lenine to Cat Empire, offering a vibrant show that mixes traditional and contemporary material into a high-energy performance. Inspired by the samba-funk-rock fusion of Monobloco and drawing on experienced sambistas and musicians.

17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green
Jenny Wren and her Borrowed Wings
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings are an exciting trio which combine all the best parts of the Roots Americana music traditions to produce heartfelt original songs with an intuitive togetherness and excellent musicianship. Playing their own original style of acoustic rhythm and blues, they are captivating audiences across the UK and Europe with their truly sparkling live performance that is not to be missed!
 27 July

 
16:40, 17:40, 18:50
Timberhill
Owen Lean
Owen Lean, The Bachelor of Magic, has been doing all of this ever since he graduated in 2006 with the world’s first degree in street magic.  Yes. You read that right. When Owen received his degree, he made the front page of the Irish Times, and several other national newspapers. A year later his house burned down and he lost everything he owned, but he refused to let that hold him back.  Ever since he has travelled the planet, performing his unique miracles, taking away people’s fears and "Entertaining those without even the remotest interest in magic" - The Irish Times.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate

Crumbs for Comfort
Indie-Nu-Folk: Thunderous and tender in equal measure, with a passion to charge your soul from, Woven violin amongst harmony swells, atmosphere and rolling drums. unique, driving and intricate. Regular Local BBC Radio performers described as "the East's answer to Seth Lakeman", “Live & Unsigned” national O2 finalists, Playfest headliners. Compared to Bombay Bicycle Club, Mumford & Sons (by Sony UK), credited with helping to popularise modern folk music (Future Music), and appreciated personally by Kate Bush. 

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hill
TBC
Stay posted for more details!
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk

Vagaband
They build songs around hooks that they hammer home until you’re convinced that you’ve known these songs forever...In short, this lot are talented, distinctive and fun – a welcome arrival on the scene.  The Vagaband is a band based in Norfolk and one of the most exciting acts around. They describe their music as roots music; a soulful mix between americana, blues, jazz and rock.

17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green

Mari Joyce
Norwich-based singer Mari Joyce embellishes her poetic songs with the sheer pleasure of singing, her clear-toned voice as much a musical instrument as a means to tell a story. Accompanied by her band of strings and percussion and fellow singer Johanna Herron, the collective weave thoughtful songs of a meditative mood.

 

*Please note, acts are subject to change and are dependent upon weather conditions.
** Futher acts will be added to the schedule in due course, please stay posted for further details



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